Boomer Esiason has a rare criticism for a broadcaster in David Cone.

Typically, gripes about announcers involve them talking too much. However, speaking on WFAN’s “Boomer & Gio” on Tuesday, Esiason said he actually wanted Cone to speak more on ESPN “Sunday Night Baseball” telecasts.

“He does a great job, but on ‘Sunday Night Baseball,’ he says, like, one word every third inning,” Esiason told cohost Gregg Giannotti. “I wanna hear more from him.”

Boomer Esiason wants David Cone to talk '10 percent more' on ESPN telecasts.
Boomer Esiason wants David Cone to talk ’10 percent more’ on ESPN telecasts.
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David Cone calls Yankees games on YES and "Sunday Night Baseball" on ESPN.
David Cone calls Yankees games on YES and “Sunday Night Baseball” on ESPN.
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Esiason thought that Cone’s familiarity with Michael Kay leads him to talk a sufficient amount on YES Network telecasts of Yankees games, and wanted him to gain the same comfort with Karl Ravech on national ESPN broadcasts.

“I’m not being critical cause he talks too much, I’m being critical because he doesn’t talk enough. He’s got a lot to offer,” Esiason added. “I’m not saying that he’s not good. I’m saying that he doesn’t talk enough, for me.”

“So you want David Cone to step it up and start blathering more on ‘Sunday Night Baseball?’” Gianotti chimed in.

“Ten percent more. That’s all,” Esiason answered.



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